Firmware version 2.1 for Sony’s a7S III camera also adds the ability to record proxy footage while operating the cameras remotely via computer. The update also promises improvements to Eye AF performance, but Sony hasn’t specified what changes in specific have been made.
Alpha 7S III v2.1 is available now and can be downloaded below:
The new Lossless Compressed Raw capture will offer small, medium or large (S, M or L) file sizes available in Sony’s menu. The ‘L’ file corresponds to the camera’s existing Lossless Raw option, which retains full image quality in a smaller file size, which the smaller alternatives reduce the pixel count in the files. The M size equates to 21MP and the S version to 12MP. Until we get a chance to install the firmware, we won’t know how the resolution reduced or how much impact there is on detail retention.
Other updates and bug-fixes include the ability record a proxy version while shooting video remotely, improvements to Eye-AF and fixing remote shooting using the Imaging Edge Desktop (Remote) software, along with general ‘stability’ improvements.
The price of the high-end full frame mirrorless camera is $6,499 and available at Amazon, B&H, Adorama.
Here are several new Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G Reviews. SonyAlphaBlog, TheDigitalDigest and Photographyblog published their in-depth review and test results for the 16-35mm FE lens.
A compact design with superb optics and a power zoom function makes the Sony FE PZ 16-35mm F4 G (model SELP1635G)an ideal choice for all types of creators, whether that means you shoot video, stills, or both.
Tamron is rumored to release the following new full-frame lenses. The third-party lens manufacturer has released a lot of excellent lenses for E-mout.
The next batch of Tamron lenses will be pancake, past aperture prime and a long telephoto zoom. This rumor sound very plausible since all of these designs can be made compact and light, which are the kinds of lenses Tamron is well known for making for E-mount.
Tamron 35mm f/3.5 Di III OSD (Pancake)
Tamron 45mm f/1.4 Di III USD
Tamron 90mm f/1.8 Di III USD
Tamron 150-400mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III VC VXD
Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE: Adorama Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 FE: Adorama Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE: Amazon Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD:Adorama Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE:Adorama Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD FE:Adorama
Tamron 20mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2（Model F050): Adorama Tamron 24mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2（Model F051): Adorama Tamron 35mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2（Model F053): Adorama
The Tokina SZ 8mm F2.8 FISH-EYE is a compact and lightweight fast, ultra-wide prime, manual focus, full-frame fisheye lens designed exclusively for APS-C sensor mirrorless cameras. The line-up includes models for Fuji X and Sony E APS-C size camera mounts. Emphasized perspective and unique distortion makes this lens attractive for both still photographers and videographers.
Sony is rumored to announce a new APS-C camera with a back-illuminated stacked sensor like the Fujifilm X-H2S.
Photorumors is reporting that Sony is rumored to announce a new APS-C ILCE camera that will have a BSI stacked sensor. The camera is rumored to have five-axis stabilization combined with crop-free 4K/60fps video recording and be part of the ZV product line (ZV-1, ZV-10).
The rumor mill claims that this new camera will be one of the best APS-C video mirrorless cameras available on the market based on specifications. Good to see many companies are coming back to the APS-C format. Stay tuned for additional information.
The Japanese website CAPA Camera announced the top 10 best selling camera sales ranking for Japanese retailer Yodobashi Camera in the Second half of May 2022. The Sony a7 IV body wins the NO. 1 best selling camera. The “α7s III” followed in 2nd place, deciding a one-two finish.
Top 10 brand new digital camera sales ranking from May 16th to May 31st, 2022:
Sigma has announced the 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | C, a fast wide-angle zoom for Sony E-mount. The new Sigma 16-28mm F/2.8 DG DN Contemporary is a wide-angle optic that’s lightweight and ideal for landscapes.
The lens uses a stepping motor and internal focus design to give fast, quiet focus. It’s designed to work well for both stills and video.
The Sigma 16-28mm DG DN | C will be available for L and E-mounts from late June at a recommended price of $899. Check availability at BHphoto, Adorama, Amazon.
Lens construction: 11 groups, 16 elements (5 FLD and 4 aspherical elements)
Number of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture: F22
Minimum focusing distance: 25cm
Maximum magnification ratio: 1:5.6
Filter size: 72mm
Dimensions (max diameter x length): 77.2mm x 100.6mm Weight: 450g